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was about keeping washington in check. not this time. >> presidents have a way of getting re-elected and deciding how about i do what i want to do. how about i choose who i'm comfortable with. and they have extra confidence that they can do that. and they should be able to do it. and -- >> there is sort of -- you know, it's -- by the way, it's also why they've had this diversity issue a little bit, not thinking about that. >> it doesn't explain why he didn't stand behind susan rice. if that was really his view. he's choosing the fight over hagel, in part i'm sure because he gave up on susan rice. why didn't he do it for her? >> it's possible he never was for susan the way others were. there really was a split in that white house. >> it looked like it had touched a personal cord with him when she was being criticized. may be separate from whether he wanted her for the job. i think the attitude is what's driving this on hagel. and i think his comfort level, his knowledge that if he's going to deal with defense budget cuts, he wants a republican in there. i'm not sure as andrea mitchell
in the next election, in fact, we lost the house for multiple reasons. but that was one of them. and -- but they came back in this period between election and now in the lame duck period and said they would do it again. it was so important to our country. >> we'll see. the fact of the matter is, where this goes, what is the political will as far as the white house is concerned, they can make a pragmatic argument that if they go with a smaller package it actually has a chance of passing if it has consensus but it could disappoint a lot of folks that want to see the white house go bigger and bolder on this issue. >>> afghan president hamid karzai is in town. he's going to be discussing the u.s. role in afghanistan post-2014. the u.s. or at least the white house is signaling it wants out of afghanistan and the white house disclosing a zero option. that is withdrawal or bust as a negotiating tactic. that's what this is. while troop levels aren't formally on the menu, the scope and size of the post-2014 force will be the focus of this trip by karzai and includes he's got meetings at
it. he may not say it the same way bush said it after his re-election to a second term, but obama believes that he's earned political capital, particularly in national security and he's going to use it. >>> finally, vice president biden will meet with gun violence victims groups and gun safety organizations tomorrow as the white house prepared to unveil its proposals on gun violence as early as next week. on the second anniversary of the tucson shooting, after traveling to newtown, connecticut, and the wake of that massacre, former congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband, mark kelly, announcing the formation of a new organization aimed at persuading elected officials to act on some form of gun control. >> first couple that we spoke to dad took out a cell phone and showed us a picture of his daughter. and i just about lost it. >> enough. >> in a "usa today" op-ed the two write this. in response to a horrific series of shootings that has shown t terror in our communities and left one of its own bleeding and near death in a tucson parking lot. congress has done something quite e
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of the gun issue. well, for the first time since al gore lost the election, there has been a sustained conversation about what the government can or should do about gun violence. as vice president biden prepares to unveil proposals, some details are emerging. universal background checks on gun buyers ramped up prosecutions for gun purchasers who lie on background check forms and restrictions on high capacity clips. also says it is not backing off a push for a new ban on assault weapons. this morning, vice president biden will meet with members of the house gun violence prevention task force. which includes carolyn mccarthy and arizona's ron barber, who was wounded in the tucson shooting. we've also seen the democratic party ko ales around it more than before. in its future, nominees are pressing for gun control. look at andrew cuomo and martin o'malley. if anything, real gets done on guns in washington, it will be because of victim's groups and a group called sandy hook's promise will kick off the press conference this morning. >> i'd like to tee newtown come out as not as a place -- h
for it would not survive the election in november. their concerns turned out to be justified. 54 democrats including speaker foley himself lost their seats that november in the so-called republican revolution of that year. in part by pro-gun voters mobilized by the national rifle association. >>> michigan congressman john dingle was one of the democrats that survived the 1994 election despite having to quit the nra to vote for the crime bill. joining me is the congressman's wife, debbie. democratic strategist, leading figure in michigan political circles and following the gun debate very closely. debbie, happy new year. good to see you. >> happy new year, chuck. good to see you. it is a subject that's very complicated. >> yes. and -- i want to pull an op-ed that was -- you wrote here. you wrote this last month. you said demonizing the nra or gun owners in general gets us nowhere. appreciate round of proposals will not work. we need to knowledge we have social problems and get at the root causes. mental illness, failing educational systems, lack of job opportunities, disintegration of famil
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